Space and time form the very fabric of the cosmos. Yet they remain among the most mysterious of concepts. Is space an entity? Why does time have a direction? Could the universe exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past?
"Lucid, Revealing, Thorough"
"Avoid the abridged version"
Audible was not granted digital rights to today's program. Instead we bring you physicist Brian Greene, on this edition of Fresh Air. With his book The Elegant Universe he developed a reputation for explaining complex scientific theories with insight and clarity. The book was the basis of a PBS series. His new book is, The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality.
Authors Michio Kaku (Parallel Worlds), Brian Greene (The Fabric of the Cosmos), Simon Singh (Big Bang), and M.G. Lord (Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science).
Authors David Ginspoon (Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life) and Brian Greene (The Fabric of The Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality) and playwright Chiori Miyagawa (Comet Hunter) on this edition of To the Best of Our Knowledge. Also, actors Catherine Johnson, Lisa Dixon, and Jim Stauffer of Comet Hunter, as well as the play's technical advisor, astronomy historian Jim Lattis.